What's the used Mini Hatchback like?
A host of subtle tweaks have produced a car that looks just like its predecessor. Luckily this version of the Mini One has retained all the good points of the old car, while trying to address the shortfalls.
It still handles like a grown-up go-kart, with accurate and well-weighted steering, and good body control in corners. The ride is on the firm side, but it doesn't become uncomfortable. The Mini is refined enough to make motorway miles pleasurable, but there is some wind and road noise.
The front passenger has enough head- and legroom, but the rear seats are still too cramped, for older children. The boot, although slightly bigger than the old car's, still isn't much use.
The cabin is an evolution of the previous model's styling, and is best described as faux-retro. It certainly looks the part, but the quality of some of the materials used is disappointing.